FAUGHT, COBB SHINE ON NATIONAL STAGE AT NCAA RIFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 15, 2014
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MURRAY, Ky. – Dacotah Faught and Jessica Cobb, both members of the University of Tennessee at Martin rifle team, stood toe-to-toe against the nation’s best and held their own on Saturday afternoon at the 2014 NCAA Rifle Championships, held on the campus of Murray State University.
Faught, a freshman out of Amenia, ND, fired the second-highest score out of all 46 shooters in the first relay, compiling 595 out of a possible 600 points. That score trailed only West Virginia’s Maren Prediger (the eventual national runner-up) for the best air rifle score. Faught advanced to the finals, where each shooter takes their turn and the lowest score is eliminated until an individual champion is crowned. Faught fired a score of 80 to come in eighth place.
A senior hailing from Cedar Hill, Tenn., Cobb compiled a score of 573 in her first relay of the day. Both participants shot in front of over 200 spectators on the main arena floor of the CFSB Center.
The Skyhawk duo was the first participants to represent UT Martin at the NCAA Rifle Championships since Jaymi Collar and Heather Tillson earned a spot in the 2006 field.